Thursday, May 10, 2012

Protected by Cindy M. Hogan: Your Guide to the Witness Protection Program

I'm excited today to be part of the blog tour for Cindy M. Hogan's book Protected. Here's more about the book:
She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of. She has a shot at becoming popular.
Life is great!
Until they find her. 
Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.

In Protected Christy has to enter the Witness Protection Program and completely transform who she had been before in order to shake off the terrorists after her. She learns new skills, gets a make-over, and becomes a new person. So of course, while reading this, I start to wonder what it would have been like for me as a teenager to go through something like this. Here's my guide to the Witness Protection program, following Christy's journey.

Step one: Get a new name.
I mean, obvious, right? For me, I'd want an ordinary-sounding name, but not too blah. I'd choose the name Caitlyn Brown. Simple, but nice.

Step two: Learn a new skill for your new identity.
My skill? I'd go with becoming an athlete. I played volleyball in high school and soccer growing up, but I've never been super athletic or a gym rat. I'd take up new sports. Probably field hockey, basketball, and softball. Sports I never played outside of P.E. class, but I'd hopefully be able to pick up on.

Step Three: Learn how to beat the bad guys.
Gotta learn how to run, how to fight. Learn how to fire a gun, disarm your enemy. Need to know how to sense danger and where locations of safety are. If I had a pick, I'd learn all this from...
Jack Bauer! Aww yeah! He fights bad guys for a living and can run for 24 hours straight (well, almost). He is fictional (and over-qualified) but let's just forget about that. :)

Step Four: Change your look.
As I have dark hair, this is a challenge for me because other than my natural brown, anything else would just look ridiculous. So it'd have to be about the cut. And of course my clothes would have to change, too. My hair would be inspired by Ginnifer Goodwin.

And my clothes would be geared toward a more athletic girl:

Step Five: Pray that it all goes well, and expect it not to.

You can find Protected here on Smashwords and Cindy's blog here.

How would you recreate yourself if you were put in the Witness Protection Program? 


  1. LOL at the part of having any other hair color would look ridiculous. :) I am olive-complexioned, so I understand that.
    The books sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. I love the idea and the cover is pretty. Her color hair is fabulous.
    I bet you could pull off a red, Jenna. Maybe a tad darker. ;)


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